Is Your Saddle Angle Slowing You Down?

Published on August 25th 2023


Saddle tilt has more of an impact on power, efficiency and cycling speed than you may realise. A flat saddle has long been considered the correct bike fit set-up, but with pros such as Tadej Pogačar now tilting their saddle forwards, have we actually been getting it wrong this whole time? Conor looks into the science and speaks to Bryan from @thebikethebody to find out!

00:00 Intro
00:32 Understanding saddle angle
02:14 Pro cycling’s saddle trend
02:50 Tilted saddle = more power?
05:08 Comfort & aerodynamics
05:38 UCI rules
06:16 Saddle shape
07:09 Why are pros tilting their saddles?
08:20 Should everyone do it?
09:28 Positives vs negatives
10:32 Biomechanics of saddle tilt
11:49 Measuring saddle angle
13:02 Potential drawbacks
14:09 Injury risk
15:24 Conclusions

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